In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Lange revealed for the first time just why she plans to leave the FX anthology series that she has starred on for all three seasons and for which she took home an Emmy in 2012.
"It ends up being a lot of time during the year being committed to something," the actress said. "I haven't done that for a long time. It's like doing a stage play between the rehearsal and the run. This is a six-month commitment every year. That will be four years in a row. I want to have more time to myself I guess. Once it's over and I have a full year ahead of me with nothing to do, who knows? It might not have been the best decision. But I think four years doing something is a sufficient amount of time."
Creator Ryan Murphy is already mulling Lange's farewell season and tells the magazine she will have a "great, juicy part." He also recently told EW that he already knows that Season 4 will either be set in New Orleans, where Season 3 is also set, or in Santa Fe.
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